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January 5th, 2015

Geraldine (nee Ellis) Kerley

January 5, 2015

Geraldine (nee Ellis) Kerley

Geraldine (nee Ellis) Kerley, born July 1, 1933 in Silverton, Colo. to the late Frosty and Dora Ellis, passed away Dec. 12, 2014.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Edgar Kerley; her parents; and eldest sister, Eileen Leslie.
Survivors include siblings, Norma Samari, Avis Godown, Carol and husband Richard Nichols, Barbara Webster and Pat Mathieu; brother-in-law, Gene Leslie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

LeRoy Gordon Prentice

January 5, 2015

LeRoy Gordon Prentice

LeRoy Gordon Prentice, “Red,sA002-INY” of Bishop, passed away on Dec. 13, 2014 in Reno Nev.
Red was born Dec. 20, 1933 in San Pedro. He was in construction all of his life. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed golfing, fishing and his family.
He is survived by a brother, four children and four grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of life at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the Bishop Golf Course. Please join friends and family for food and fond memories.

December 31st, 2014

D.A. headed to court for high-profile cases

December 31, 2014

Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy is preparing for a busy January, with several cases on the docket.
Hardy said Wednesday that a settlement conference for the case against Bishop residents Dawndee and Ken Rossy, who are accused of embezzlement of public assistant funds from Inyo County Health and Human Services, has been set for Jan. 8.
Hardy said a trial date may be set during that conference. If that happens, he expects the trial will be set for late spring or early summer.

‘Bad apples’ causing problems in DVNP

December 31, 2014

After discovering damage to the Ibex Dunes in Death Valley, the National Park Service is warning that “a few bad apples” can spoil the fun for everyone.
The Ibex Dunes in Death Valley National Park are a refuge of natural quiet; a dramatic contrast to the wild fun of Dumont Dunes, the popular off-highway vehicle area on nearby BLM lands.
“Unfortunately, a few ‘bad apples’ are flaunting the law and giving a bad reputation to all of the law-abiding off-road enthusiasts,” a press release issued by Death Valley National Park on Christmas Eve states.

December 30th

New laws for the new year

December 30, 2014

More than 900 new laws were approved last year in California, running the gamut from health, employment and medical benefits to criminal penalties, law enforcement procedures and motor vehicle rules, to education, pet care and children’s welfare.
Many of the new laws become enforceable today, Thursday, Jan. 1.

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Bishop resident leads on-air house hunt

December 30, 2014

Mammoth Lakes business owner and Bishop resident Maggie Larson will be featured in a new reality show, “Sharing Paradise,” debuting on HGTV at 2 p.m. today.
According to Larson, the show, which follows various groups of home hunters who are interested in purchasing property together, will kick off with an episode in Mammoth Lakes.
For the second episode, Larson works with two couples – a brother and sister and their spouses – to find the perfect mountain retreat with all the features and amenities each of the four buyers are looking for.

Big Pine eatery a local success story

December 30, 2014

Under new management since late 2013, Country Kitchen in Big Pine has undergone a number of improvements that have many locals and visitors to the Eastern Sierra talking about the restaurant’s new menu and great service. Located just off U.S. Highway 395 in the center of Big Pine, Country Kitchen offers travelers a welcome break.

December 29th

Avoid a DUI or worse this NYE

December 29, 2014

The New Year’s holiday is known as a time for reflection on the past year, with celebrations in honor of the year to come.
As the year comes to a close, local authorities are reminding residents and visitors to celebrate responsibly and ensure that they don’t end up reflecting on the mistake and consequences of drinking and driving.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

A win-win for NIH and FFA

December 29, 2014

One organization’s food waste is another’s gain, at least in the case of Northern Inyo Hospital and the Bishop Future Farmers of America.
As of this winter, the Bishop FFA has begun daily pickups of food waste from the hospital’s kitchen. These pickups will provide food for FFA’s farm, while helping NIH with its costs for trash pickup.

Caltrans provides $10 million for local projects

December 29, 2014

Communities in the Eastern Sierra have received more than $10 million in Caltrans funding to complete various road and transportation improvement projects.
The funds have been used from as far north as Lee Vining, all the way down to south Bishop, where crews are working to improve safety for bicyclists.

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